Rome Antics

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 27, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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A pigeon carrying an important message takes the reader on a unique tour through Rome. As we follow the path of this somewhat wayward bird, we discover that Rome is a place where past and present live side by side. Every time a corner is turned there is a surprise, just as every turn of the page brings a new perspective. This juxtaposition of ancient and modern, as seen with David Macaulay's ingenious vision, gives the reader an imaginative and informative journey through this wondrous city.

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

Lovely, precise drawings, as always with David Macaulay books. My children loved tracing the red pencil path of the homing pigeon, and asked for more details about the sights the pigeon passed. I was grateful that there were brief descriptions of the locations at the end of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - abruser - LibraryThing

"Rome Antics" by David Macaulay follows a pigeon from the country side into Rome. The pigeon takes a scenic route and finds herself in a lot of trouble and danger. Eventually the pigeon reaches the ... Read full review

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David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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